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Weather Alert Day: Triple digit heat expected Wednesday

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 4:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 12:31 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A “hot” ridge of high pressure will bring the warmest temperatures of the season and possibly the hottest temperatures since 2012 for some areas Wednesday and Thursday.

Afternoon readings between 95° and 105° look quite likely for both Wednesday and Thursday...with overnight lows not providing much relief as they only drop into the mid 60s-to-low 70s. While dew point levels will not be pleasant...they are not expected to be extremely high either...but the combination of heat and humidity will be a serious concern if you are not careful. A cold front will push into the region late Thursday...and this will bring some relief from the dramatic heat by Friday.

Triple digit heat expected across much of Nebraska Wednesday. Lincoln may see its first 100...
Triple digit heat expected across much of Nebraska Wednesday. Lincoln may see its first 100 degree temperature since June of 2018.(1011 Weather Team)
Dangerous heat continues on Thursday with very hot temperatures expected in southern and...
Dangerous heat continues on Thursday with very hot temperatures expected in southern and eastern Nebraska.(1011 Weather Team)
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Heat Safety Tips...(KOLN)
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Heat Safety Tips...(KOLN)
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Hot Car Safety Tips...(KOLN)

Shower and thunderstorm “possibilities” are a bit more problematic. Isolated thunderstorm chances will continue to be sprinkled across your forecasts...with better chances for more scattered activity late Wednesday as a disturbance drifts into the region...and again late Thursday as a cold front drops south across the area. Another round of showers and thunderstorms looks possible Saturday night-into-Sunday as mid-level low pressure waves also make their way into Nebraska. Highs for Friday...Saturday and Sunday should be in the upper 80s-to-low 90s...with even cooler readings possible next week along with a continued chance for additional precipitation.

A bit of a cool down for Friday and the weekend. A more significant cool down expected early...
A bit of a cool down for Friday and the weekend. A more significant cool down expected early next week.(1011 Weather Team)

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